Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Brian R. Abbondandelo

Nassau County Police Department, New York

End of Watch Thursday, July 28, 2016

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Reflections for Police Officer Brian R. Abbondandelo

I'm a bit floored. I was just looking at those who perished because of the attacks, and I came across Brian's picture. It stopped me in my tracks. The last time I saw him he was in the upstairs locker room of Midtown South (NYPD), probably 1994. I have great memories of his quick, old-soul humor at roll calls, and I looked up to him as an officer. I remember him at his locker saying, "I bet you don't know my first name...", because everyone just called him "Abby". I had no idea he went to NCPD, I had no idea he was sick, or that he died. Sad day. RIP Brother.

Det. Dan Carney (Ret.)
Freeport PD

January 8, 2024

A very polite and dedicated officer. Thank you, Brian. God Bless You and your family

Sgt Kevin P Matthews

July 28, 2023

Abby, you were my friend, coworker and teammate. I was lucky to look over and see you standing on the blue line next to me. You had the Hardest slap shot I ever saw and was glad you never hit me with it. Your smile would light up the room and was brightest when you spoke of your family.
May God bless you and your family, you will never be forgotten.

LT. Gregg Magnifico (ret)
Nassau County Police Department

June 7, 2023

Lord Jesus, as we watch our nation’s brave law enforcement officers succumb to the wicked and evil in this world, it becomes difficult for us to pick up and move forward. Our communities are on the brink of exploding with tension. In light of the law enforcement officers who are no longer with us, I pray for endurance for our communities and law enforcement agencies. Carry us through this time of strife, that through our struggles, our bonds may grow even more unbreakable. In Your mighty and holy name, I pray. Amen.

“And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” [Isaiah 6:8 ESV]

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” [Psalm 23:4 ESV]

Chaplain Steven Robert Closs, D.Div, NCCA, M.S.B.S.
Ordained / Licensed Independent Christian Clergy
Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Services
Merrimack, NH 03054

Captain Steven R. Closs (Ret.)
Nashua NH Police Department

March 11, 2022

I miss your smile at every call I meet you at. You always made me laugh and I’ll always remember when we all thought it was a great idea to go on my boat after our last midnight. Rest easy, miss you.

Paul Schaefer

July 28, 2021

Officer Abbondandelo,
On today, the 5th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Nassau County and our Country as well. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

July 28, 2021

Rest easy

Mark Mottola

July 28, 2020

One of the numerous amazing men and women who have so tirelessly and heroically that day and for so many days that followed. Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your LE brethren. Rest in peace always.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

July 28, 2020

Brian, my friend, I miss you. I miss your smile, your humor, your work ethic and your friendship. May God bless you and keep you in the palm of his hand. I pray that you rest In peace.

P.O. Joel Fuoco (Ret.)
Nassau County Police

July 28, 2020

Please rest in peace. Thank you for a job well done!

Retired Det. Sgt Nick Riggio

July 28, 2020

"Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9

Chris Di Gerolamo
Federal Air Marshal Service

March 11, 2020

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